Jamie Carragher urges Liverpool FC to secure Jurgen Klopp future
Jamie Carragher wants to see Liverpool FC tie Jurgen Klopp down to a new long-term deal at Anfield
Jamie Carragher has urged Liverpool FC to tie Jurgen Klopp down to a new long-term contract after the Reds’ Champions League triumph.
Liverpool FC lifted their first ever trophy under Klopp when they sealed a 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League final in Madrid on Saturday night.
Goals from Mohamed Salah and Divock Origi wrapped up the victory for the Merseysiders as they made amends for their defeat by Real Madrid in last season’s final.
Attentions will now switch back to the Premier League as the Reds look to try and win the elusive trophy next season after finishing just a point behind champions Manchester City this term.
Klopp’s current contract at Anfield is set to expire in 2022, but former Liverpool FC star Carragher would like to see the Reds offer him a new deal after their Champions League win.
Speaking in an interview with Sky Sports, Carragher said: “I think [Klopp] is the number one at the club. He’s the manager of course, but what I mean is he is the most important figure. If you asked me would I rather lose Virgil van Dijk or the manager, I’d say Van Dijk. I think he is a special manager.
“I don’t know what his contract situation is but give him a new one and hopefully now, he can push on.
“He’s got that monkey off his back with that first big trophy, first time he’s won the Champions League after so many finals without a win.
“Hopefully for him and that set of players, it’s not just a one-off. He’s always done seven years at his clubs so in 2022 [when Klopp’s current contract runs out], it will have been seven years. Let’s try and make it 17!
“The next step is to continually compete, as they have done this season, for the Premier League and Champions League. The Premier League is the big one Liverpool want of course, but Man City are such a good side, it’s going to be difficult.
“At this moment, Liverpool are well equipped. They’ve won the Champions League so they’re going to be there or thereabouts for most seasons in the competition now and they have to do that in the Premier League, which is something we (the teams Carragher was in) never did enough of.
“That’s what they have to do next season is really push Man City.”
Liverpool FC brought in Klopp as Brendan Rodgers’ successor at Anfield back in October 2015.
The Reds amassed 97 points in the Premier League this season – the highest ever total by a team not crowned champions in history of the division.
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